Virtual Backpack

Virtual Backpack is a place for Morton 709 families to receive flyers and other information from the district, schools, and community organizations. 

 

How do I submit a flyer? 
Ensure that your flyer clearly states "Not sponsored by Morton School District". Then, send an email to [email protected] with a PDF version of the flyer along with your name, organization, and requested display dates. 

1 to 1 Technology

Apple Family Share

If you own a iPhone, iPad or Mac, one way you can be more connected to your child’s Apple ID activity is through Apple’s Family Sharing program. Apple’s Family Sharing program allows you to share purchase made with your Apple ID to up to 6 people, share photos and calendars, find devices and set controls so that you approve all app downloads. Click "go" to view the document that helps you set up this feature.

Apple ID

How to create Apple ID's for students and how to manage/remove payment information associated with the ID.

Common Apps

A brief explanation of many of the common apps used in the district.

Connectivity Issues

Troubleshooting steps if you are having trouble connecting your iPad to a network.

COPPA

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children.

Email Etiquette

Expectations for students when they are using the District's email system.

Email Issues

Troubleshooting steps to help if you are having trouble with your district email.

FAQ's

Common questions that are asked regarding the personal computing initiative.

iPad Apps

Lists of the required apps for the district's iPads and the prohibited apps. The lists change as needed, so please continue to review for the most current information.

iPad Damage Procedure

Procedure for damage or loss of iPads.

iPad Educational Expectations

The expectations for using the iPads in class.

iPad Restrictions

The district restricts certain features on their iPads. How parents can add additional restrictions.

iPad Troubleshooting

Having troubles with your iPad? Here you will find a flowchart for support and additional directions for troubleshooting steps.

iPad User Agreement

For purposes of this Agreement, all personal computing devices issued by the district are designated as “iPad”. This term should be interpreted broadly to include district iPads, other tablets, laptops, or any other district issued equipment, which includes a computer processor.

Parental Technology Tips

Hints for successfully navigating technology integration in the home.

Securly Parent Portal

Securly is the web filter used by District 709. Learn more about the features Securly has to offer parents here!

Student Safety Tips

Tips for keeping kids safe with electronic devices.

Community

Nov. Arbor Management Newsletter and Fun Pages

Dec. Arbor Management Newsletter and Fun Pages

District Online Forms

Asthma Action Plan Form

Elementary Limited Excused Absence Form

Flash Drive Order Form

Use this form when ordering a Flash Drive copy of an event taped by the MPTV crew.

Loan of Assistive Technology Devices For Student Use

Local Homeless Education Liaison Toolkit

Local liaisons using this resource will improve schools' effectiveness in working with homeless children and youth through identification, provision of appropriate services, and increased awareness and sensitivity among school personnel working with homeless studen

School Medication Authorization

All medications to be administered during school hours are to be kept in the office in the original container. A medication authorization form, which details the administration of the medications, must be signed by a parent. The required form is filed in the office. An asthma inhaler, which can be kept in a student's or teacher's possession, is the only exception, as indicated by the required medication authorization.

Special Education Referral Form (Parent Request)

Special Education Referral Process

Special Education Release Form

The Special Education Record Release grants permission to release special education records or secure records from another school or agency.

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

Go online to review benefits and purchase coverage directly at https://www.k12specialmarkets.com/.

Volunteer Information Form

General Information

District Calendar

Erin's Law

Tech Resources

Google Classroom Guardian Access

Steps to help you gain access to your child's Google Classroom(s) after receiving an "invitation invalid" error.

Google Classroom Join Codes-Extracurricular

Codes for joining Extracurricular Google Classrooms

PowerSchool App

Problems connecting to the PowerSchool App?

How To Set Screen Time Restrictions in iOS

Steps to help parents set up Screen Time Restrictions in iOS12

PowerSchool Features

Available features when accessing your students online through PowerSchool.

PowerSchool Parent Accounts

How to create a Parent account to access your student's grades online through PowerSchool.

PowerSchool Password Recovery

How to reset your password on the PowerSchool app or PowerSchool webpage.